Canada Water Library, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni
N 51° 29.842 W 000° 02.970
30U E 704793 N 5709265
Quick Description: A building in the shape of an upturned pyramid, by CZWG Architects.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 6:49:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMDDJJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

According to CZWG Architects, the designers:

The idea of a free standing object in space is quite appropriate for a library, since it is a portal to the discovery of other worlds. As a piece of sculpture it binds together a tube station, a stretch of open water and a plaza and makes the precursor landmark of a substantial new development on London’s Canada Water. The inverted pyramid form contains a readily accessible café, performance space, internet points and popular books within a small footprint at ground level, whilst the expanding shape above enables the containment of the main library within a single, galleried, skylit double volume. The whole is clad in aluminium sheets, anodised a light bronze with sequined perforations.

The library was opened on Monday 28 November 2011. For more details, see the Southwark Council Site

Building Address:
21 Surrey Quays Road
London,
SE16 7AR


Is it open to the general public?: yes

When was it built? (Approximate if you must.): 11/28/2011

What is the name of this building?: Canad Water Library

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